From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Grilled Chicken

So my sister Lana called me up tonight, and wanted to tackle the never ending problem of making and planning meals for the week. I sent her an email with a list of meals to give her some ideas, and thought I would share the list with my followers. One thing that has helped me out alot is to grill up to 6 chicken breasts and use them for different meals throughout the week. I usually butterfly (slice in half) the breasts I'm using because they are huge, so I end up with 12 small breasts. A simple marinade for my chicken is this:

Grilled Chicken

3/4 c cheap bottled Italian dressing
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs seasoned salt

I cook these up on the grill, and for the first night we have a grilled chicken breast as the star of the meal, and some sides to go along with it. Then I will put the rest of the chicken in a freezer zip lock and store it in the fridge to use all week long. Here are some of the meals you can use with grilled chicken. They are not really specific on how to make each thing, but hopefully it will help you get some ideas! Good luck!

Chicken quesadillas (onion, bell pepper, cheese)

Chinese chicken salad (mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles, cilantro, Chinese chicken salad dressing, toasted almonds)

BBQ chicken salad (corn, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, packet ranch dressing made up)

Chicken burrito supreme (beans, sour cream, cheese and tomatoes)

Chicken tostadas (beans, tomatoes, cheese lettuce, tostada shells)

Chicken tacos (salsa, lettuce, crunchy or soft taco shells, tomatoes,)

Greek chicken pizza (refrigerated pizza crust, mozzarella cheese, feta, tomatoes, olives if you like those)

BBQ pizza (BBQ sauce, onion, cheese, cilantro) just coat chicken in BBQ sauce, don't worry about making a sauce)

Pesto Chicken Pizza (pesto sauce, mozzarella, tomatoes, artichokes, refrigerated pizza crust)

Chicken tortilla soup (on the food blog, substitute poached chicken for grilled chicken, avocado, chips, cilantro, canned tomatoes)

Grilled chicken open faced sandwiched (cilantro, mayo, chili powder, 1 tsp lime juice, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, bread)

Loaded chicken nachos (beans, cheese, tomatoes, avocado,)

Chicken and avocado BLT sandwiches (avocado, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce)

Chicken, cilantro, tomato pasta (on blog, just substitute chicken in)


Misty said...

AWESOME! This is such a great idea. Juyst had a baby, so we will be doing this. easy! thanks!

krista Ruh said...

Love it! Such great ideas Rachelle. Thanks for sharing.